Expanding Coercive Treatment Is The Wrong Solution For The Opioid Crisis

From Health Affairs Blog–by Leo Beletsky, Wendy Parmet, and Ameet Sarpatwari.

Amidst a surging crisis of opioid abuse and overdoses, many policymakers have called for expanded use of coercive treatment. Many states, including Massachusetts, already allow physicians, police, and court officers to seek a court order authorizing involuntary addiction treatment (formally referred to as substance use disorder (SUD)).

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